Pakta, Michelin star nikkei restaurant
Albert Adrià runs Pakta the first Nikkei restaurant in Barcelona in association with the Iglesias brothers. It´s located in Poble Sec, nearby the other restaurants in the group, Tickets, Hoja Santa, Niño Viejo and Bodega 1900.
Nikkei cuisine is the fusion between Peruvian and Japanese culinary traditions were ingredients from both countries are used to create the colourful and savoury dishes.
The name of the restaurant Pakta means “union” in Quechua, Native American language principally spoken in the Andes.
Pakta is a one-room space with wooden structures as a Japanese tavern and the colourful yarn weaved beautiful in between representing the Peruvian heritage.
It only seats around 30 guests, six seats at the bar were you can get a close look to how they prepare the dishes. The head chefs in the restaurant are Japanese Kyoko Ii and Jorge Muñoz from Peru.
On our first visit we decided to go for their set menu “Autumn”, around 16 dishes and five desserts to not miss out on any of the delights.
The menu started of with Honzen Ryori, squid Nigiri with caviar, Tofu made with avocado topped with sea urchin and dashi shoyu and Popcorn a la huancaina served on a wooden tray.
From that moment our taste buds were in their happy place and they kept dancing all the way to the end, dish after dish kept surprising in taste and texture.
Pakta works with ingredients that are fresh and of top quality, the base for the creative cuisine.
Sashimi Oysters with Kimchi Mushrooms with Escabeche Tigre milk with mussels Scallops Nigiris
The service was impeccable, the food exceptional, the all over experience wonderful. Pakta is a restaurant for a special event or celebration, hopefully I will be back rather sooner then later.
Reservation at Pakta is a must and only possible to do via the website.
Pakta´s opening hours:
Thusday to Saturday for lunch and dinner
Carrer Lleida 5, 08004 Barcelona
+34 936 24 01 77